Suggestions to deploy solution to run Autocad 2013 for Remote Users
Posted on 2014-02-13
I was recently asked to look into a solution to run Autocad 2013 Civil 3d for 5 remote users. Currently they have been working all from their own workstations at their own location then upload their projects to a cloud storage to share projects between them. It looks that this method is not very efficient.
My first idea was to run Terminal Services from their central office, but after doing some research it looks that TS is not supported to run Autocad and people that have tried it have horrible problems.
My second idea was to run virtual PCs under a Vmware Hypervisor at their central office. They could VPN then RDP into their own Virtual PC and run autocad each on their own VM. I dont know if this would work but apparently people have deployed vmware view to allow this.
If anyone has an idea or has tried this I would greatly appreciate it you could point me to any solution available.